The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 32 20 29
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firewall 10 22 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.37% 7.24% 4.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.99% 16.67% 20.62%
Number of salaries quoted 10 17 20
Average salary £38,500 £45,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.44% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £63,900 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.22%
Firewall
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
77 132 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 25.93% 43.42% 23.54%
Number of salaries quoted 67 64 84
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £38,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Firewall
Salary Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firewall across the Middlesex region.

Firewall Salary Trend in Middlesex

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 22 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 22 (61.11%) VMware
3 21 (58.33%) DNS
3 21 (58.33%) WatchGuard
4 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 20 (55.56%) VLAN
4 20 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (52.78%) MS Exchange
5 19 (52.78%) DHCP
5 19 (52.78%) Citrix
5 19 (52.78%) Wireless
5 19 (52.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (52.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (52.78%) XenApp
5 19 (52.78%) XenDesktop
5 19 (52.78%) Veeam
5 19 (52.78%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (52.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (36.11%) Cisco
7 11 (30.56%) Linux
8 10 (27.78%) Juniper
9 8 (22.22%) UNIX
10 6 (16.67%) VPN
11 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (13.89%) CheckPoint
11 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
12 4 (11.11%) CCNP
12 4 (11.11%) Network Security
12 4 (11.11%) F5

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (52.78%) MS Exchange
1 19 (52.78%) Exchange Server 2007
1 19 (52.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.56%) IIS
2 2 (5.56%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (58.33%) DNS
2 20 (55.56%) VLAN
3 19 (52.78%) Wireless
3 19 (52.78%) DHCP
4 6 (16.67%) VPN
5 4 (11.11%) Network Security
6 3 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (8.33%) Frame Relay
6 3 (8.33%) BIG-IP
6 3 (8.33%) OSPF
6 3 (8.33%) EIGRP
6 3 (8.33%) NetScreen
6 3 (8.33%) LAN
6 3 (8.33%) WAN
7 2 (5.56%) SAN
8 1 (2.78%) SMTP
8 1 (2.78%) SNMP
8 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.78%) LDAP
8 1 (2.78%) HTTPS
General
1 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 8 (22.22%) Field Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (8.33%) Network Consultant
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.56%) Security Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Security Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Support Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Principal Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Support Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Replication
1 3 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 19 (52.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (30.56%) Linux
4 8 (22.22%) UNIX
5 2 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (8.33%) Change Management
3 2 (5.56%) Migration
3 2 (5.56%) Product Management
4 1 (2.78%) DNA
4 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.11%) CCNP
3 3 (8.33%) CCIE
4 2 (5.56%) CCNA
5 1 (2.78%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 19 (52.78%) VMware ESXi
2 19 (52.78%) XenApp
2 19 (52.78%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.56%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Microsoft
1 22 (61.11%) VMware
2 21 (58.33%) WatchGuard
3 19 (52.78%) Veeam
3 19 (52.78%) Citrix
4 13 (36.11%) Cisco
5 10 (27.78%) Juniper
6 5 (13.89%) CheckPoint
7 4 (11.11%) F5
8 3 (8.33%) Nokia
9 2 (5.56%) Blue Coat
9 2 (5.56%) JBoss
9 2 (5.56%) EMC
10 1 (2.78%) Brocade